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STAR21, Strategic Aerospace Review for the 21st century, Creating a coherent market and policy framework for a vital European industry

Funded under: FP6-AEROSPACE


In recent years Europe�s leaders have defined far reaching goals for the European Union which have major implications for the aerospace industry, setting, on the one hand, ambitious targets for Europe�s competitiveness and, on the other hand, key objectives for the EU�s foreign and security policy.
In its Strategic Aerospace Review for the 21st Century (STAR 21) the European Advisory Group on Aerospace argues that these goals can only be met if the economic and industrial structures in Europe are capable of responding to the new requirements. A flourishing and competitive aerospace industry is essential to ensuring a secure and prosperous Europe. Apart from its contribution to sustainable growth, the aerospace industry is a home to key skills and technologies and an important driver of innovation; it guarantees the means for delivering services from space, and makes an essential contribution to security and defence, thereby helping to safeguard Europe�s freedom of action in its external policies.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Brussels, European Commission, 2002, 44 pp, free of charge
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